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Patna's animal welfare activists demand stringent punishment for animal traffickers
Rural women, young and old milkmen were busy in search of their stolen cows in the open field of the Bazar Samiti of Patna City under Bahadurpur Police Station area today. They came here in search of their stolen cows from the different districts of Bihar like Begusarai, Ara, Patna Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, etc and other states. A security guard was sitting near the heard of the cows for their security.

Every rescued mute cows were showing the marks of atrocities by the animal traffickers on their necks and feet. About three cows were pregnant. Some mother cows were without their calves. Eminent cow rights activist Rampal Nutan Aggrawal helped these cow victims by providing fodder of Rupees 1700.

Mantun Rai of Pipra Devas village of police station Barauni of Begusarai district was happy to find his stolen cow in the herd of the rescued cows. According to his sad story his cow was stolen on the night of February 24. His neighbor Vijay Yadav's two cows were also stolen by unknown animal thieves. Rai and his brother are trying to release his cow in a legal way.

"International and inter state animal traffickers are active in Bihar. We want stringent punishment for the all animal traffickers who were arrested by the SSP Patna Manu Maharaj recently. We also want proper food, water, medicare and shelter at Gaushala of Patna City till the declaration of their genuine owners by the Patna High Court. These innocent animal victims should not be returned to fake animal owners," said Rampal Nutan Aggrawal, President of All India Gaushala Federation, Jaipur to this citizen journalist .

Total 12 cows were rescued by the police team of SSP Patna, Manu Maharaj and Bahadurpur Police Station of Patna City on February 25 morning from the two Tata 407 Turbo mini trucks of other states near the Kumhrar railway gumti. These mini trucks were going to supply these mulching cows to animal slaughter house of Shahganj in Patna City.

These two mini trucks are now parked near the gate of the police station. On the basis of the Cruelty against the Animals Act, total 11 animal traffickers were arrested and sent to the jail. Amazingly all animal traffickers were from the Muslim community and maximum from the Haryana state.

Arun Kumar, an animal activist and staff of postal department and representative of R.N. Aggrawal was mobilizing some cow owners and local animal lovers to help the threatened, hungry and thirsty cows with fodder and water. There were total 12 cows in the field. On Mr. Choubey of Bazar Samiti staff of Patna City was also busy in taking care of the cows.

"We will send all recently rescued cows from the animal traffickers to Gaushala of Patna city. The punishment to the all animal traffickers would be decided by the Patna High Court. All rescued cows would be also handed over to their genuine owners, " said P. Chauhan, station in-charge of the Bahadurpur Police Station, Patna City to this citizen journalist today.

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